Welcome to University College Birmingham

Welcome information for new college students enrolling in September 2023

The information below will help you prepare for enrolment and the start of your course.

Note: If you are a 'returning student' (studied at University College Birmingham last year) and under the age of 19, you can complete your online enrolment, swipe your ID card at the start of the Induction week, and that will trigger the completion of your enrolment.

Step 1 – Complete your online registration

If you have been offered a place at University College Birmingham, you will be sent an email and text message from our Admissions team to complete your online registration. It is very important that you complete your online registration, as this is the first part of your enrolment. 

If you have studied with us before, you may already be able to log in to the UCB Portal; otherwise, you will need to set up your student account. The email you receive will provide you with your own unique link to do this if needed, and the text message will contain your UCB Student ID, which you will need to register. 

Uploading documents

Once you have completed your online registration, you have created your student dashboard. Now you need to log out and log back in, in order to upload your documents. Make sure you upload ALL documents that are relevant to you, including: 

  • your chosen photo for ID (no Snapchat filters, please, let’s keep it professional!)  
  • your proof of ID – see below for the list of acceptable identity documents 
  • any residence evidence – e.g. your passport/residence documents, if relevant  
  • any evidence of your name change, if your name is now different from the name on the documentation you provide to us, e.g. deed poll document or marriage certificate. All our systems will use the name on your official documentation.

This isn’t mandatory, but doing this now will save you a lot of time later!  

Important - If you have not received your email or text message, call our Admissions team on 0121 214 2919 or complete our enquiry form here , and we will help you to activate your account and complete your online registration. 

Please make a note of your student ID and your password. If you forget your password, you will need to email itsu@ucb.ac.uk stating;  

  • Your full name  
  • Your UCB student ID number 
  • Your address 
  • Your chosen course

Once you’ve registered, wait for your results to complete the second stage of your enrolment. If you need to update your contact details at any time, you can do so by accessing your student portal here

Step 2 - Come to enrol, and bring us your results

Once you have your results, please come to Camden House to see our academic and admissions teams from Thursday, 24 August 2023.

If you wish, you can also upload copies of your results to the UCB portal. To do this, you will need your student ID and password created in Step 1.

Once you have logged in, please navigate to the enrolment section of your dashboard and select 'documents' tab and then click 'add file'. As soon as your image has been uploaded, it will automatically be saved. You can view a video tutorial of these steps here.

Still not enrolled? 

Come and see us at our Camden House campus (B1 3PY) during the times below. We may still have spaces available on our courses, however we recommend enrolling as soon as possible.

Our enrolment times are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10am – 5pm
  • Fridays: 10am – 4pm

A few things to note: 

  • Do not email us your results - Our Admissions team will take copies for our records when you come to enrol.
  • Even if you haven’t achieved the results you were hoping for, please still upload them so we can see if there is another course in our portfolio that we can offer you.  


Once we’ve spoken to you and checked that you are not required to pay fees (or confirmed your loan is in place, if you need a loan), you will officially be enrolled. All that’s left for you to do after this point is to collect your ID card.

You can do this in Camden House between 24th August 2023 and 8th September 2023, in order to be enrolled before teaching commences. If we require further information, we will contact you either by phone or email and discuss this with you. You may be asked to provide further evidence before your enrolment is considered complete. 

Term dates

What if I've changed my mind and don't want to enrol at University College Birmingham? 

If you have changed your mind and no longer wish to enrol, you must let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else. Please call 0121 604 1040

Acceptable Identity documentation – UK/EEA Nationals

  • British or EU Passport
  • European Identity Card

If you do not have a passport, please upload your:

  • Birth certificate


  • Another form of photo ID, such as a driving licence or proof of age card*

*Please note that we may require additional evidence before we can complete your enrolment, such as proof of EUSS if required.

Acceptable Identity documentation – Non-UK/EEA Nationals

  • A non-UK/EEA passport


  • Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)


  • Visa document


  • Home Office letter confirming your residency status in the UK

If you are an asylum seeker, please upload your Application Registration Card.

If you don’t have any documentation to confirm your immigration status in the UK, University College Birmingham will ask for your permission to request this information from the Home Office.

Induction and course-specific information

  • Please complete the following documents and bring them to your subject lecturer, including any additional uniform or equipment forms that are required for your course.

Medical formParental consent form

The Financial Support team may be able to assist home students with additional costs of studying, such as equipment, childcare and travel. If you would like to check what funding you may be entitled to, and would like to apply for financial support, please use the links below.

Financial Support 

For any further questions regarding financial support, please contact the Financial Support team.

Email: financialsupport@ucb.ac.uk 

Access to Higher Education - Business

Access to Higher Education - Computer Science

Access to Higher Education - Social Science and Health

Information will be available soon.

  • Induction and Welcome Activities

Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction

Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing

Digital Production, Design and Development

Hair and Media Make-Up


Information will be available soon.

  • Induction and Welcome Activities

Information and Creative Technology

International Foundation Diploma

Sport, Exercise and Fitness

Theatrical Media Make-up

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